Science and Perspective

We all need a little more Science and a lot more Perspective


July 2018

Ask yourself

Today I was speaking to myself and I used the word "ask" and in my head I pronounced it with the "s" in front of the "k". Part of me felt like I had arrived. Part of me felt like... Continue Reading →

rice per bushel

How much does a bushel of rice cost - Bing Pounds of rice per bushel 1,305,000 grains per bushel Figure comes from 45 pounds of rice per bushel: 29,000 grains of rice per pound This only works with long grain... Continue Reading →

International Scholars and Domestic Scholars

If you think all #internationalscholars are the same, you're wrong. If you think we are the same as #domesticstudents, you're DEAD wrong. - Ancilleno Davis 7/22/2017

I am an Imposter.

I am an Imposter. My New York Times subscription this past year has leaned hard into social justice, race and other issues. But today! It hit the nail on the head. (OK, so the actual post came a month ago... Continue Reading →


So today, I continue to whittle away at the edits to my first article. I am using MSWord to view and accept edits. I clicked on a comment in my review pane. the entire document dissappears and is replaced by... Continue Reading →

Teaching evaluations

I am reading through my teaching evaluations from last year. I have to say, I am truly touched and appreciative of the students I have had. Needless to say, there are some negatives that I need to work on, but... Continue Reading →


I think all other shapes with radial symmetry are lower resolution circles. Sent from my iPad

Where did this start? Part 2: A Bird In the Hand

While working with the BREEF ConZoovation Summer camp at Ardastra Gardens in 2012 the keepers told me they had a hummingbird that had gotten caught in a spider web. For me, saving Webber (the name I gave him while... Continue Reading →

Where did this start? Part 1…

I often end up speaking to students about where I got my start in environmental science and there are definitely several turning points. Surely the first step was the Royal Botanical Gardens in Nassau Bahamas. Mommy worked there most of my... Continue Reading →

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